Workshop: Drawing lessons from stem cells and animal models outside the radiation field
June 13, 2014

Presentations

9:00 – 9:30 Welcome coffee and registration Secretaries: Betty Vandingelen & Els Van Musscher
9.30 – 9:50 Welcome address, aim of the workshop
Importance of animal models and stem cell research in health
Sarah Baatout
9:50-10:05 The FP7-EU-OPERRA project Nathalie Impens
10:05 – 10:55 Cognitive studies: stem cell research and animal models Moderators: Marc Benderitter, Rafi Benotmane
Secretary: Mieke Neefs
10:05-10:25 Evaluation of learning and memory: From C. elegans to primate experiments Mieke Verslegers
10:25-10:55 Discussion  
10:55 – 11:10 Coffee break and group picture  
11:10 – 12:25 Immunology: stem cell research and animal models Moderators: Christophe Badie, Hussein El-Saghire
Secretaries: Arlette Michaux and Ellina Macaeva
11:10-11:30 Animal models to understand immunity Hussein El-Saghire
11:30-11:40 Reprogramming technologies and stem cell therapy Christophe Badie
11:40-11:55 Stem cell therapeutics : an example of preclinical, manufacturing and clinical design as well as future needs and challengesre Sarah Snykers
11:55-12:25 Discussion challenges  
12:25 – 13:25 Lunch  
13:25 – 14:15 Cancer: stem cell research and animal models Moderators: Serge Candéias, Claudio Festuccia
Secretaries: Annelies Suetens and Kevin Tabury
13:25-13:35 Future needs on cancer research Serge Candéias
13:35-13:50 Current and future needs in cancer research Claudio Festuccia
13:50-:14:15 Discussion  
14:15-15:10 Embryology and fertility preservation: stem cell research and animal models
Cancer: stem cell research and animal models
Immunology: stem cell research and animal models
Moderators: Hanane Derradji, Luc Leyns
Secretaries: Jasmine Buset and Roel Quintens
14:15-:14:30 Using Embryonic Stem cells to study early patterning events in mouse embryo development Luc Leyns
14:30-14:45 Strategies for fertility preservation and importance of stem cell research Hannane Derradji
14:45-15:10 Discussion  
15:10 – 15:25 Coffee break  
15:25 – 16:05 Space: animal and stem cell models
Immunology: stem cell research and animal models Moderators: Sarah Baatout, Christian Muller
Secretary: Merel Van Walleghem
15:25-15:35 Life Sciences Experiments at ESA and potential interest in animal and stem cell research Christian Muller
15:35-15:50 Animal models in space research Merel Van Walleghem
15:50-16:05 Discussion  
16:05 – 17:00 Cardio-vascular diseases: stem cell research and animal models Moderators: An Aerts, André Aubert
Secretaries: Ann Janssen and Stijn Verhulst
16:05-16:20 Cardiovascular health and stem cells Bjorn Baselet
16:20-16:35 Animal models in cardio-vascular research An Aerts
  Animal model - Stem cells Milazzo Louisa
16:35-17:00 Discussion  
17:00 – 17:20 Concluding remarks Sarah Baatout, Marc Benderitter, André Aubert, Claudio Festuccia, Rafi Benotmane, Luc Leyns
Secretaries: Hanane Derradji and Mieke Verslegers
17:20 – 18:00 Farewell drink